Underage Marriages On the Rise in Kenya

In Kenya there are communities which have child marriages as part of their customs, oblivious of the fact that it is a violation of the children's rights.

Photo: Unicef

Child marriage in Kenya.

  • Africa:   Child Brides Denied Education, Face Violence, Health Catastrophes

    HRW, 10 October 2012

    As the world celebrates the first International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, 2012, eliminating child marriages should be a key political priority for governments to protect… Read more »

  • Kenya:   Underage Marriages On the Rise in Mbeere

    The Star, 21 September 2012

    Mbeere South district children's office has expressed concern at the high number of early marriages by miraa traders. Children's officer Grace Nyawira said girls aged between 14-17… Read more »

  • Kenya:   Schoolgirls Married Off in Kuria

    The Star, 14 March 2012

    THIRTY school girls have been married off in Kuria West, dealing a blow to a non-governmental organisation in the district that has been supporting them. Read more »

  • Kenya:   The Child Brides of Butula

    RNW Africa, 2 March 2012

    In Batula, a rural community in western Kenya, a local NGO deals with 12 child marriage cases a week. Some of these cases involve young girls who are inherited and forced to marry… Read more »

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